The use of ChatGPT for content creation: A student perspective

by Martina Kuvalja, 29 November 2023
Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT gained significant attention in education. In this blog, Senior Researcher at Cambridge University Press & Assessment Martina Kuvalja, explores a study run by Cambridge Assessment International Education on the quality of essays written with the help of ChatGPT, compared to essays written without the help of ChatGPT.

Enhancing assessment literacy at Wellington College International Shanghai

by The Assessment Network, 03 June 2024
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Wellington College International Shanghai, holds a distinguished position in the educational landscape of China. Founded in 2014 and part of the esteemed Wellington College Family the school has quickly garnered recognition for educational excellence, preparing students for success worldwide and achieving some of the highest exam results in the region. In March 2024, Wellington commissioned a bespoke training project with The Assessment Network at Cambridge to enable greater assessment literacy across its 1600 learners, staff, and parents.

The art of setting and maintaining grading standards - a Cambridge perspective

by The Assessment Network, 27 March 2024
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Grading is the procedure of setting thresholds, boundaries or cut-off scores to distinguish how well a candidate has performed in assessments for a particular syllabus. In this blog, Dr Ellen Leggate, Senior Assessment Advisor at Cambridge Assessment International Education will cover some of the key approaches for setting and maintaining a grading standard and the sources of evidence which can be used.

Building a more resilient system for our young people

by Loic Menzies, 18 May 2023
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'Efficiency and Resilience: How can we adjust the dial?' is a report out today from the Government Outcomes Lab at Oxford University's Blavatnik School and supported by Cambridge Assessment Network. Many of the ideas in the report are closely linked to the topics explored as part of our ‘Mapping the Way’ series. In this blog, Loic Menzies introduces the ideas in the report, and discusses the links with our ambition to Map The Way to Educational Equity.

School and Trust Strategy

by Loic Menzies, 20 April 2023
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In the first blog in this mini-series I argued that whichever party wins the next election will need to make the beliefs and values underpinning its policies clear. Then, in the second I showed how competing strategies can result in incoherent policy making. In this blog, I want to argue that being explicit about the values that sit behind a strategy also matters at a school or trust level.

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